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53045-SHOES

 

Like Walking on Pillows-David Tourniaire-Beauciel

The designer of the oh so famous Balenciaga Triple S kicks is the mastermind behind these New Funky, Chunky, Post Space-Age Kicks-53045. They feature a pretty cushy looking bouncy sole and come in eye popping colors including Popsicle Blue (Ice), Bright Orange Blast (Flame), Blacked out Black (Black) and White (White). With a Highlighter Yellow (Acid) color coming soon as mentioned on their IG.

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French Designer, David Tourniaire-Beauciel has lots of good things to say about the kicks. They are Like slippers, and similar to walking on pillows. They do look pretty comfy from the computer. Would like to try a pair on to see how they feel. So far, you can get them on-line at SHOES53045. If you have a chance to wear them, let us know how they look/feel in the comments section. See  you on the Streetz!

Reebok scares up some new Kicks

Kinda Scary?

Reebok-Storm the Court

I’ll click on any video or ad showing street basketball and usually they hoop it up. This Reebok ad doesn’t have any Dazzling Dunks, Fancy Dribbles or Behind the back Passes.  It’s actually…a little Scary.  Would have been a good ad to save for late October.

It promotes the 90’s inspired Aztrek Double kicks. But beware before watching the ad, it might bring back memories of the Ring-(See video below the Reebok Vid). Or maybe some 90’s horror themed Anime?

Take a look at the video. Let us know what you think of the ad or the shoes in the comment section.  What I came to see is it’s the first time, I’ve had Reebok on the Streetzblog. So Maybe, the ad did its job, got us talking about them.  Hasn’t been since Iverson that I’ve worn Reebok.  BTW:  They recently released some glow in the dark Iverson’s classic kicks, saw them on twitter.  Maybe it’s time for a Reebok-Come back in 2019?
Super Scary Scene from the Ring

See you on the Streetz!

Downtown-Chinatown Scene Seen

The Boar Soars us into 2019

Downtown-Chinatown Honolulu Hawaii

2019 is the year of the Boar or Pig. I took some time off to enjoy the fun festivities in  historic Downtown-Chinatown.  Enjoy the pictures and Have a Happy New Year!

And some pix of us having a colorful fun filled day with Shave Ice, Dim Sum, and limited edition toys

See you on the Streetz…blog

Make n Take Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro HI

Air Jordan 1 Retro HI NCXL

Nike House of Innovation NYC/000

Super exciting Triple Flexing Awesome Fun day at Nike NYC

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Two Days ago Nike Double Dip dyed these Jordan 1’s in Day-Glo Green Paint. They also added the imprint I chose in the orange paint


Today, we got together in a group of about 12 and Customized our Jordans. Starting with the Swoosh. I chose Blue Alligator and Brownish-orange leatherbasketball material

Then came paint via acrylic markers. I will most likely tweak this portion a bit at a later date. We had about 2 hours to do everything. Like sewing and design class I was last to go home

Next up custom tags.  This is super fun. You can choose 5 letters or numbers. I have STZ23 and BlG23. See below for the stylish display!

Laces, Toggle, top flap and Lace tips are chosen. Many, many different colors to choose from.  Here is the finished product. This to me was a $2,000 experience for a mere $200.  And they are Air Jordans! Cannot believe my luck that this week was the AJ1 week. Next week is the Cortez, then the AF1. This Nike NYC store is  a very incredible special place. Mahalo to Nariah and the crew for all the great help and supplies. My hands, shoes, jacket, even my face is colored in blue and orange!

See you on the Streetz…of New York!

 

 

 

Street Heat November 2018

The Streetzblog Top 10 for Fall 2018 Winter 2019

This is a Big, long weekend for trend-spotting with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Big Wave Sunday and Cyber Monday.  We’ve hit the streets and surfed the net to bring you the Streetzblog top 10 list for clothes and shoes.

 

Top 10 Clothes and Shoe Trends Late November 2018

  1. Camouflage:  Whether you go for the 90’s bright orange or light blue and black camo, or the designer flage tailored and crisp. Camouflage is your go to color category.  Hit up your local Army/Navy Surplus store for some of the 1990’s influenced colors or try any of these designers to be in with the latest camo moment: Daniel Patrick, Heron Preston, or Polo by Ralph Lauren.
  2. Black or true Brown Boots:  Once again, get em’ at the army navy surplus store in the high shine black combat boot. Or kick it up a notch with the Prada Wedge Sole Black Leather boots, Grenson High Top Brogues (The burnt brown is a must have from Grenson) or Taft. 
  3. Uniqlo x KAWS x Sesame Street:  Some of the most sought after gear include:  The Black Hoodie, the Grey XX Crew Sweat shirt and the Black XX pocket T.  And a lot of this is already sold out in the M, L and XL sizing.  I went on day 2 and got the last of a couple styles in the L and XL size. People were grabbing quick for what was left of the designs in black and grey.  They also have plush dolls with XX Kaws Signature eyes, seems to be plenty of stock on these. I’m thinking eBay may be the place to get the hotter styles. If day 2 had a lot of sell outs, I wouldn’t want to be shopping there day 3 onward.                                                                                                  KAWS is Hot on the Sesame Streetz!
  4. Mad for Plaid:  Flannels in traditional colors and patterns.  Along with last years plaid trend still staying hot-the Multi differential plaid shirt with 4-5 different plaids  sewn together. Pretty much, everywhere you go, you can get your plaid on. H&M, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, Old Navy, Off-White, R13 and Banana Republic are some of our A-1 picks. 
  5. Off-White:  Nike x Off-White Kicks or the clothing line. Whichever you pick, you’re good to go.  Pro Tip:  For the Kicks, check out Stadium Goods on Cyber Monday or if you can wait, Stadium Goods does a really nice New Year’s Day Sale.  Last  year it was 25-30% off regular prices and it included the “Ten” collection. Pro Tip number 2:  On Black Friday, both Saks Fifth Avenue and SSENSE do really good Off-White Sales. This year some of the most sought after T’s, Jackets and Sweats were 30-40% off, which can be a lot considering the retail price.  
  6. Military Influenced: Both Camo and Military is spot on for Fall 2018. Army Jackets, Bomber Jackets, Multi pocketed pants, Dark Blue or black Military coats. Some places I know have the goods include:  ZARA, Polo by Ralph Lauren, R13, Mr. and Mrs. Italy, John Varvatos, Alpha Industries and of course Balmain.  
  7. Workwear: Price point low looking high is easy in this category. Many heritage workwear labels have kept their great prices, while helping you rock one of the hottest trends at the moment. From the Chore Jacket to straight legged Dickies, painters pants and utility vests, this is an easy and inexpensive trend to pull off.  *You can also raise the bar with some of the newest looks from Heron Preston.  Top picks for workwear are: Dickies, Carhartt (Work in Progress), Carrier, Stan Ray, Red Wing Shoes, Timberland’s and Heron Preston.
  8.  Surf T’s:  It’s Big Wave Surf Season on the North Shore of Oahu and the looks are pure fire this year. Lots to choose from: The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Hawaiian Pro, the Billabong Pipeline Pro, the Eddie and the Volcom Pipe Pro (Some nice black shirts + camo shorts) Get some or all:  Vans, Billabong, Volcom. Pro Tip: Vans and Volcom do some of the best Black Friday sales out there. This year, I went to Volcom.  (Almost) Everything in the store was 40% off. And if you spent over $200, you could purchase a Volcom towel for $10 or a select group of T’s for just $10.  *If you don’t know what to get someone ANYwhere in the World, get them a Surf competition T. They will love it and you for a long time! This is a must give gift.  
  9. Xtra Lage Clunky Sneakers:  This 2017 trend continues Hot into 2018 and looks like its not letting up in 2019. They started as Dad Shoes, looking like a New Balance from the 80’s.  Now they are so big, you may not need to do leg day at the gym. The  Balenciaga Triple S has 6 layers of various materials to make up their sole. I tried them on the other day and yep, they are pretty comfy. See if you can get the pairs made in Italy, some of the newer versions are made elsewhere, for $995, you want em’ made in Italy.  Or grab some of your dads old running shoes and add some layers to the bottoms.  By Far, the Brand to get is Balenciaga. Note: the newest track version is even bigger than the Triple S! Other’s on the Hot list include:  Calvin Klein, Adidas by Raf Simons, Versace, Gucci, Acne. & even New Balance and Fila are refreshing their own act. For the ladies, I’m totally digging the Commes Des Garcons x Nike Cortez. Looks like what Victoria Beckham/Posh Spice would wear if she went on the tour. With Posh not participating, Geri Halliwell/Ginger Spice will probably nab em for the upcoming Spice Girls Tour. 
  10. Ready, Set Tech:  Seems like this is another Hot for 2017, happening again in 2018 and 19.  Stretchy, comfortable, non Chafing, no Stink, silky smooth Mesh, Bright Out 3M,Velcro,water Repellant, protectant, Lycra, warm or cold weather fabrics. Check out Nike/a Nike collab or: A.P.C, White Mountaineering, Y-3, Acronym, Uniqlo (Heat-Tech), Adidas Alpha Skin Climachill, Black Yack 6 material Hybrid Jacket, Descente or Under Armour Vanish. 

Here’s a sneak peak of my latest creation, utilizing the plaid & tech trend features. I’m using silver 3M Material to make these babies pop when the street light lands on you. 

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The Streetzblog “StreetLightBlastPant” Available: Winter/Spring 2019

What are you seeing for the latest trends in clothes and shoes? Let us know in the comments section. Happy Holidays! See you on the Hawaii…soon to be NYC Streetz!

So Many Sweet Treats

Dessert Fantasy 2018

United Cerebral Palsy’s annual two-hours of Sweet Treats

Sunday November 4, 2018 1p-3p Alohilani Hotel Waikiki, HI

Delicious Delectable’s Everywhere

Yum, Yum, Yum..This item included Champagne Glace

Took a few minutes from the Sweet treats to get a Beautiful face design

Now back to more desserts

A time-out for the Silent Auction

And back go more Snacking…

Another Succesful Dessert Fantasy. If you want to see 2017 click here. For 2011 press this.  See you next year! Hint: This event occurs the 1st Sunday after Halloween.

See you on the Streetz…blog!

Your Soundtrack to Halloween

Three Hours of Halloween Tricks, Treats, Tunes and a whole lot of Fun!

Helloween to Halloween with DJ Sniper Wells Playlist 10/27/18

  1. Siouxsie and The Banshees-Spellbound (Halloween Classic #6)
  2. Thrill Kill Kult-Sex on Wheels
  3. Prodigy-The Day is my Enemy
  4. VNV Nation-Lights Go Out (New)
  5. Funker Vogt-Thor’s Hunger
  6. Marilyn Manson-This is Halloween
  7. Suicide Commando-I Die for You
  8. Wumpscut-The Boo
  9. Zombie Girl-The Darkness
  10. VNV Nation-When is the Future
  11. Albin Meyers-Halloween 2011
  12. Chocolate Puma & Carta-Bump (New)
  13. Chrissy Hurt + Fredco-Shiny Disco Balls (As heard on CSI Miami)
  14. Bau Haus- Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Halloween Classic #1)
  15. Marilyn Manson-Tainted Love
  16. Alien Sex Fiend-Now I’m Feeling Zombified (Rare Oldie)
  17. New Order-Tutti Frutti
  18. Ministry-Halloween (Fast Version)
  19. Chemical Brothers-Go (Number 1 Summer Banger)
  20. Chocolate Puma & Firebeatz-Blackout
  21. The Marionettes-Play Dead (Scary Halloween Great for Haunted Houses)
  22. Anti-Up-Pizza (Very fun tune, first time played)
  23. Ayria-Hunger
  24. Thrill Kill Kult-Days of Swine and Roses (TKK-Sniper Well’s Fav Halloween band)
  25. Christopher Lee-Vampires (Very creepy Tune)
  26. The Cure-Burn
  27. Unknown Artist-Every Day is Halloween (As made famous by Ministry)
  28. Dublime-Halloween
  29. Rotersand-I don’t Know
  30. Ayria-Big City Lullaby
  31. Specimen-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Classic Ol Skool)
  32. Funker Vogt-Ikarus (New)
  33. Aloha Aliens-Goth Club (Sniper Wells Mix)
  34. Thrill Kill Kult-This is What the Devil Does

 

What to Wear? Halloween 2018

Cool Costumes for Halloween 2018

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The Streetzblog Top 10 Couples Halloween Costumes for 2018

  1. Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson (That guy with the expensive street wear with dyed blond hair from SNL. He also has 2x Ariana Grande tattoos!)
  2. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (From a Star is Born)
  3. Justin Beiber & Hailey Baldwin or Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez
  4. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
  5. Jay-Z & Beyonce
  6. Spam & Rice or Spam Musabi’s Twinsie’s
  7. Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean (Crazy Rich Asians)
  8. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj or Cardi B or Nicki Minaj and their entourage
  9. Netflix & Chill
  10. Donald & Melania or Donald and Stormy or Donald and his entourage (You can make up his entourage with your imagination)

The Streetzblog Top 25 Halloween Costumes for 2018

  1. Pete Davidson from SNL
  2. Kanye West or one of his best selling shoes
  3. Bruno Mars:  He has 3 sold out concerts coming up in Hawaii, so a bit partial to him
  4. Streetwear King or Queen: Bust out every hot item you can find and drench your person in all of it. Or take a white shirt and write Balanciaga on it. Take some jeans and write Supreme, Nike, Off-White, Guccy etc on them. Bling it out with chains and fancy expensive kicks
  5. Michael Myers: The new Halloween movie is coming soon. We shall see if he lives or dies?
  6. Lean Rap Artist. Make sure you sharpie your face with plenty of tats! And don’t forget the Styrofoam cup!!
  7. Air Jordan Shoe
  8. Vegan Meal
  9. Wakanda Warrior
  10. Desk Cubicle
  11. Beer Pong Table:  A couple had a flat board on their front-side with plastic red cups glued on the board. You could throw ping pong balls at it. Looked like fun.
  12. Rachel Chu from Crazy Rich Asians
  13. Aquaman:  This movie comes out in December, so you’ll be ahead of the trend
  14. Harley Quinn
  15. iPhone or Android phone
  16. Eminem: You could mix this up with some M&M’s or dye your hair blonde and get a black hoodie and some Nike’s.
  17. Fortnite Dancer
  18. Riverdale Character
  19. Halsey: Many different colors of hair to choose from
  20. Zombie Barbie
  21. Clown from IT
  22. Lil’ Wayne
  23. A Drone
  24. Amazon.com
  25. Starbucks Cup

The Streetzblog Top 12 Group/Family Halloween Costumes for 2018

  1. Thing 1 & Thing 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  I love it when I see many Things in one place. Great Family costume.  I like to count them up to make sure everyone is there.  Haha
  2. Blue Bloods Family
  3. The Spice Girls (Rumored to be touring soon, alas-minus Posh Spice, unless she changes her mind
  4. The Family from Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 or 3. I like this movie series.
  5. Cast from Hawaii Five-0
  6. Post-Apocalyptic group of vagrants
  7. NCIS: Take your pic OG, 2018 gang, New Orleans, Los Angeles etc
  8. Cast from Mamma Mia
  9. The Incredibles
  10. American Horror Story. Pick a theme, dress accordingly. They are up to 8 seasons, thus many to choose from
  11. Action Bronson and his pals. Make sure you have the friends to go with Action
  12. Game of Thrones actors both dead and/or alive

And if you still can’t decide, here are some more options:

Honorable Mentions

  1. Lebron James
  2. Power Rangers
  3. Soy Milk and Vegan Cookies
  4. Classic Monster like Frankenstein, Dracula or the Mummy
  5. Where’s Waldo?
  6. Mario
  7. Tonya Harding
  8. Dinosaur
  9. Moana
  10. Goat Yoga Guy or Gal
  11. Zombie
  12. Sports Team
  13. Bacon & Eggs
  14. Spam & Rice
  15. Shark 1 or 2
  16. Wonder-woman
  17. Edna Mode from the Incredibles
  18. a Shredded Banksy painting w/Frame
  19. Malasada
  20. Shave Ice
  21. Tate Langdon from AHS
  22. Andy Warhol and his entourage
  23. a Witch
  24. Elsa
  25. Chucky
  26. Pirate
  27. Harry and Meghan
  28. Batman
  29. Avengers
  30. Paw Patrol Posse
  31. Star Wars
  32. Eleven from Stranger Things
  33. Flo from Progressive
  34. Cereal Killer:  Tape/Glue Cereal boxes to your front side and carry a big Silver (rubber) knife
  35. Spider-Man
  36. a Ghost
  37. Picture frame or Instagram Frame
  38. Snapchat Filter
  39. Unicorn
  40. Candy Corn

What are you wearing? What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments section. Have a nice day and Happy Halloween 2018!

 

Uniqlo in Hawaii

Uniqlo on Oahu!

Ala Moana:Grand Opening

Saturday September 28, 2018-Honolulu, HI

Uniqlo is reaching the Beaches and Rockin’ the shores! The Brand New Uniqlo at Ala Moana Center on the Island of Oahu is open for business! Here’s a Sneak Peak of this friendly, fashion forward, priced nice, new store. 

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The Day I arrive on my yearly December trip to NY, the 3rd stop right off the plane is Uniqlo on 5th Avenue. Even though, I have their heat-tech garments. I go there to get a 2nd or 3rd set and hang out to people watch. It’s a very colorful, fun store with lots of action.

The Hawaii store is also colorful and fun. But instead of Heat-Tech garments, the go to piece des resistance here is the Comfortable Rayon Aloha Shirt.  They have about 6 different patterns to choose from. They are comfortable, on trend and priced really nice at just $29.90.

I bought the Black shirt with white flowers, and may go back to get the blue and white or the White, black and Red (The Uniqlo branded color way-at least that’s what I would label it as). And you know what?  These shirts, aren’t available on 5th Avenue in NYC. They are Hawaii Exclusives. So that is pretty Awesome right there! Locals and tourists have access to  some really nice shirts at excellent prices.

Here’s some of the fun things you can see in the store. It’s like a mini museum of Aloha wear.

If you get a chance to check out the new store say yellow to Joseph. Very friendly & helpful. We even received a free Uniqlo Tote bag with this nifty secret pocket inside. *As we came in to the store, we were given Free Fans and balloons. Was a fun trip to the new store!

They have this really cool graphic Aloha Shirt hanging at the store. I did ask if it was for sale. They said not now, maybe one day. It has some nice Japanese elements and futuristic design in it. What do you think? Special Limited Edition? It reminds me a bit of Takashi Murakami’s work. BTW: They do have some pretty dope Murakami T’s in the Keiki Section of the store!

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See you on the Streetz! Sunday, it’s the Clippers in Hawaii, The Hale Aina Awards and then maybe on Monday, back to Uniqlo for another Hawaii Exclusive Aloha Shirt. LMK if you want me to pick one up and send it to you. I’m sure, you’ll be delighted to Rock it! 

A Star is Born

Gaga & Cooper Killin’ It

I saw a Star is Born on 9/26/18, lucky to see it ahead of time. It’s a good movie. I can’t really do a review because I dont know how without spilling the beans on Born. The last Song of the movie is probably the best, this would be the 2nd best Tune:  Enjoy!

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